Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the California Waiver

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE Since the 2016 election, the Trump administration has intended to freeze or repeal vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards. Last...

The Fight Over Particulate Matter

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE The EPA and conventional air pollution regulations are back in the news. NPR reported that the seven-member Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee...

Is Green Energy Competitive?

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE The declining cost of solar panels and the widespread adoption of rooftop solar in California lead to many cocktail party discussions about...

Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE The Washington Post recently criticized the Trump administration for proposing to eliminate an Obama administration rule that would extend minimum lightbulb energy efficiency standards...

CAFE Standards Freeze IS Sound Policy Decision

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE Last week the Trump administration announced its intent to freeze Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) at 2020 levels. Rules...